As per usual Arashi♥, even despite the “limit one per customer” rule ….always manages to play a vanishing act so quickly when it comes to just about anything music related they release these days and for years it seems.
Their ingredients for success? Let me count the ways: 1) fan base deeply rooted from years of regular media exposure whether it be written, televised, in theaters or in person. 2) Groups’ diverse personalities each with their own honed brand of whit, humor and charm! 3) Talent: As in the guys all are top notch vocalists and dancers ..well it’s sort of a prerequisite when it comes to the ultra~amazing dancers that makes up the Johnny’s empire for sure! 4) Concerts: Simply no one puts on a high octane and larger than life show like ARASHI… and when it comes to domes, the production crew makes sure that there’s never a bad seat in the house. 5) And certainly why I’m here writing this today is their song quality which never wavers… always memorable, catchy, creative and let’s just say that their seeds of notes and melodies has simply been prolific through all of these years.
So luckily I snatched these type 1 & 2 singles before they vanished and it’s usually a panic as you’re trying to get them into your cart quickly all the while your internet is seemingly stalling and giving you fits xD! Really! Sometimes if you miss their pre-orders maybe just minutes after they were first posted and they’re sold out before you know it =O. ARASHI’s the one and only group whom sells out their Limited Editions in this manic fashion from those artists/groups I follow religiously, it’s both awe inspiring and nerve wracking ^^*.
(note: LE versions are sold out) =(
~Limited Edition Booklet scans~
~ARASHI “I seek” (mv)~
The 49th single by ARASHI is once again a double A-side and while one could flip~flop on which is musically superior according to taste, there’s no question that the fun and candid side goes to “I seek.” Musically consider this song the new addition to ARASHI’s love~funk discography which has enough songs to have you grooving all the way to Mars round trip! =P And here the always creative minds @ Johnny’s have concocted a theme of “Magical Mystery Living Room” proportions!~! \(^O^)/ That is to say, play the song throughout the home as a background as if the guys were actually listening to a group that they’re fans of… digging it!, have a basic “script” of location and basic activity and then pretty much let the guys be themselves thereafter with an off the grid-candid approach =). And you gotta love that it’s an actual CD player which Riida gets things started with! Does anyone out there still have an actual working CD player in your home? May have gone the way of the dinosaurs it seems, or at least around here it has. ^^*
Now all of the guys are looking particularly yummy~♥ in both A-sides here so that can only mean that it’s time for a semi annual annual an update of ARASHI …who’s the hottest rankings!
~My Current ARASHI ♥ List~
(kinda gave this away with my opening member montage =P)
~ARASHI “I seek” (making of)~
Approximately fifteen of the best minutes of your day!~! ^^ ARASHI + Home “Alone” + booze? Would love to be part of that ARASHI~sandwich!! No, not that kind* of sandwich!
~ARASHI “Daylight” (mv)~
Going from a real home to an actual one on Tatooine! Well maybe not that far far away and yet this full sized set built upon sand has that very sort of inspired geometry going on and while “I seek” was chock full of fly on the wall goodness, “Daylight” is all about mesmerizing images of the GUYS you love… (looking all uber~cool and sexy!!)…. while set to an enchanted mid-tempo pop ARASHI concerto with the piano playing the center here while that wall of orchestration creates that sort of dreamy euphoria we all love! And I’m five times serious about the mesmerizing notion as the heightened atmosphere between shadow and light does just the trick amid the mysterious setting, albeit I’m mostly talking about the guys just standing, leaning, walking or even sitting sexily as that in itself is mesmerizing enough for the mind, body and loins I meant soul “really”~ ^^*.
~ARASHI “Daylight” (making of)~
Watch, shower, repeat as necessary ^^*.